Saturday, March 30, 2013

Proximity opening night

It was a happily buzzing evening last Tuesday at Kudos Gallery. The artworks looked great and it was always good to bump into old friends and catch up on what they were doing, not to mention talk about the show! 
The artists in the exhibition were: Melanie Beresford, Sarah Bovis, Minét Brits, Zachariah Fenn, Santina Ingui, Matthew James, Clare Maxwell, Lorna Macritchie, Simon McGrath, Aaron Moore, Jonathan Oppel, Simon Swadling, Louise Zhang and myself.

Here are some pictures I took:

Simon McGrath, House of God, 2013 

Jemima Trappel, People they have known, 2013

Simon Swadling, Presence, 2013

Lorna Macritchie, All the thorns are softening because of how much you love me, 2013

Jonathan Oppel's Untitled series, 2013

Santina Ingui, Life in Parts, 2012

My portrait of Keith (2012). I made this work for the Archibald last year and then gave it to the Salvos in Surry Hills in December as Keith comes from that community and I wanted them to have it. They let me borrow it for the show. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Proximity Group Show opening soon!

This is a group show I'm in with some other people from FEVA, most of whom are students at COFA. The art works will be exploring the theme 'Proximity' from a number of different angles... proximity in time, proximity in space, proximity in relationships, proximity with God.

Below are some drafts of a work I'm planning to install for the show, which involves string and explores, among other things, brokenness in human relationships. 
It's called, 'People they have known'.